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IRVINE, CA – March 13, 2023 - Congresswoman Katie Porter, who represents Irvine in Congress, has announced her endorsement of Irvine Vice Mayor Tammy Kim. Kim is running in the open-seat race for Mayor that will be held in November 2024.

In announcing her endorsement, Porter released the following statement: "Tammy Kim is an experienced leader with a proven record of fighting to keep Irvine a great place to live. Tammy cares deeply about the Irvine community, and I trust her to listen to our city’s residents and advance policies to expand housing, combat climate change, and improve city services. Tammy is also the candidate best equipped to ensure transparency and accountability at City Hall. I’m proud to endorse Tammy Kim for Irvine Mayor, and I urge you to join me in voting for her.”

Katie Porter has represented Irvine in the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. She’s a nationally renowned leader in the fight to protect consumers, taxpayers, and middle-class families. Prior to her election to Congress, Porter was a law professor at UC Irvine. Please join Katie by supporting Tammy Kim for Irvine Mayor! ABOUT TAMMY KIM
Tammy Kim is a nonprofit leader, educator, and mother who has served on the Irvine City Council since 2020. Tammy won her election with more votes than any City Council candidate in Irvine’s history. If elected, Tammy will be the first Korean American woman to be directly elected mayor of a “Top 100” city in the United States.

Tammy currently represents Irvine on several regional boards including: the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG), Irvine Community Land Trust, Orange County Public Libraries, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control, League of California Cities, Orange County Division Board of Directors, the Orange County Power Authority’s Cities Advisory Committee, and the Orange County Fire Authority.

Tammy is the founder of the Korean American Center, an Irvine-based nonprofit that merged with Korean Community Services to become one of the largest social service agencies serving the Asian American community. Her experience in the private sector includes working as an executive in technology firms and running her own small business

Prior to her election to the City Council, Tammy served as a Finance Commissioner for the City of Irvine, as Chair of the Language Access Committee for the Orange County Registrar of Voters, on the Steering Committee of the Irvine Global Village Festival, and on the Education Advisory Council for our local State Assemblymember. ###

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Vote Tammy Kim for Central Committee - Democratic Party -AD73

Join me in shaping a brighter, more inclusive Democratic Party! I will be on the primary ballot as a candidate for Central Committee for the Democratic Party of Orange County. I was elected in 2020 to serve on the Central Committee for Assembly District 68. I am now seeking re-election to represent the newly formed Assembly District 73, encompassing the cities of Irvine, Tustin, and Costa Mesa. I would be honored to earn your vote once again. I will continue to champion policies that promote social justice, economic opportunity, healthcare access, and environmental sustainability. I will advocate for civil rights, equality, and the protection of reproductive rights. Through effective communication and engagement, I will strive to empower individuals and communities, ensuring that everyone has a voice in shaping our collective future. Proven Democratic Leadership California Democratic Party (CADEM) - Executive Vice Chair, Asian Pacific Caucus Democratic Party of Orange County - Central Committee, AD68 Councilmember, City of Irvine Board Member (Ret), Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC) Democrats' Choice For Central Committee! Tammy has been endorsed by Representative Katie Porter, Senator Dave Min , and Supervisor Katrina Foley Workers' Choice For Central Committee! Orange County Labor Federation and Orange County Firefighters endorse Tammy Kim for Central Committee! Vote on before March 5, 2024 Also vote for Naz Hamid, Manual Chavez, and Austin Dick, What Is Central Committee? California State law requires every county to have a Central Committee for each political party who are elected by assembly districts.  Central Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC). ​They conduct general business, approves its budget, coordinates Democratic campaign activity, and endorse candidates for local offices.  How to Vote? In Orange County, each assembly district is given six members to vote for. Voting takes place during the presidential primary election.  Vote on or before March 5, 2024 either in person or by mail.  Who Can Vote? You must be a registered to vote as Democrat in order receive a ballot with Central Committee candidates.  If you are not a registered Democrat, the list of candidates will not appear on your ballot.  No Party Preference/Decline to state candidates can request a Democratic Cross-Over ballot at: OCVOTE.GOV Where is AD-73? As of December 2022, Assembly District 73 covers all of Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Tustin (except for the unincorporated North Tustin area). Orange County Labor Federation Endorsed Candidates: AD73 SLATE

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